Linux Software: Linux Mint Tutorial
Showing posts with label Linux Mint Tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Linux Mint Tutorial. Show all posts

June 28, 2020

2 Task Manager for Linux to Monitor Memory and CPU Usage

In Linux, we can check and monitor the memory usage, cpu usage in real time from the Terminal command or using graphical interface. Also we can see the up time, kill or end process of unwanted application from our running machine.

Linux is the most stable operating system, thus it been used as server OS long time ago until now. Beside as a server os, it is also used as desktop operating system for daily computing needs, such as for college, for office work, even for scientis. Today's Linux is not command based again because the maturity of desktop environment that you can choose and use it as you like, for me I prefer xfce because it stability and eye catching enough.

Occasionally, we need to check the cpu usage and memory which is used by our system. This is needed when we feel our computer runs heavy and lag because of any application consume lots of RAM or CPU. To do this, we can use Terminal or using GUI to monitor them.

How to Monitor Memory and CPU Usage

Chechking or monitoring computer resouce in Linux is easy. When you become a webmaster you will this tool frequently to avoid the unwanted things. There is 2 application for task manager in Linux called "htop" that run in Terminal and "Task Manager" GUI way.

Task Manager Console for Linux

HTOP is very well known task manager in Linux. This application runs using Terminal so that you have to open terminal and type htop then hit enter to see the cpu and RAM usage. If you have not installed it yet, you can install by executing these command below:

sudo apt install htop

Wait until installaton progress finished, after that type htop to see the running applications on your system. To close this application you need to hit Ctrl+C button, Hitting F10 button is needed when you work on a Linux server. Here is mine:

Using HTOP to Check RAM and CPU Usage and Availability

HTOP Review

By using application called HTOP you can control any running process and stop them when ever you want. Controlling the cpu usage will prevent your machine hang or freeze, because you don't want any application using more cpu. Now let's we see the interface: it has pretty and simple interface. For the first time I open the htop it provide an understandable value. You can also sort the usage by clicking the CPU or MEM (highlighted with green color), it is very good and simple apps.

Task Manager GUI for Linux

Desktop Environment (DE) will provide task manager by default. For example I am using xfce desktop, can access the task manager from Menu >> System >> Task Manager.

Task Manager Linux GUI

Task Manager Linux Review

Task manager for Ubuntu / Linux Mint / other distro is a feature which provide detailed programs and running processes on your system. It display numbers of resource usage to measure performance and process, also see which program that not responded.


There are several program to check the RAM or CPU in real time, but the most favorite and widely used is htop because it simplycity and stability.

June 19, 2020

57 List of Linux Alternative to Windows Applications

Complete List of Linux Alternative to Windows Applications

Now days so many Linux alternative to Windows applications that can we apply to make our life easier and better in computing tasks. Here we go, list of Linux software which equivalent to Windows for you who are migrating or seeking the alternative Linux apps. Read the article completely!

Linux Alternative to Windows Applications

Windows Software Equivalent in Linux

You can see the linux software review by following the provided link on every software name. To make more comfortable and easy reading, we categorize the software into a group based also we show in a similarity table as follow:

A. Software Category: Accessories

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Archive Manager Yes WinRAR, Win Zip, 7Zip
Bulk Rename Yes Bulk Rename Utility
Calculator Yes Calculator
Disks Yes Disk Management
Document Viewer Yes Foxit Reader, PDF Reader
Fonts Yes Fonts
F.lux NO F.lux, *Night Light*
Gnote Yes Sticky Notes, One Note
Image Viewer Yes Photos
Onboard Yes Onscreen Keyboard
Parcellite NO CLCL
PeaZip NO PeaZip, WinRAR, Win Zip, 7Zip
Plank NO (No, it is exclusive to Linux)
Redshift Yes *Night Light*, f.lux
Shutter NO Lightshot, Snag It
Task Manager Yes Windows Task Manager
Text Editor Yes Notepad
File Manager Yes Windows Explorer
USB Stick Formatter Yes *Format*

B. Software Category: Development

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Anaconda Navigator NO Anaconda Navigator
Geany NO Geany, Notepad++
Kite NO Kite
Sublime NO Sublime
Visual Studio Code NO Visual Studio Code

C. Software Category: Graphics

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
DigiKam NO ACDSee
Document Scanner Yes Windows Fax and Scan
Drawing Yes Microsoft Paint
GIMP Yes Adobe Photoshop
Inkscape NO Adobe Illustrator
Pix Yes Photos

D. Software Category: Internet

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Brave NO Brave
Network Monitor NO cFosSpeed
Firefox Yes Firefox
Google Chrome NO Google Chrome
Skype NO Skype
Thunderbird Yes Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook
Yandex Browser NO Yandex Browser

E. Software Category: Multimedia

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Audacious NO Winamp
Audacity NO Audacity, Adobe Audition
Celluloid Yes Media Player Classic
Clementine NO AIMP
Kdenlive NO Filmora, Adobe Premiere
SMPlayer NO SMPlayer
Open Shot NO Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere

F. Software Category: Office

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Libre Office Yes Libre Office, Microsoft Office
Open Office NO Open Office
WPS Office NO WPS Office, Microsoft Office
PDF Editor NO Foxit Phantom

G. Software Category: System

Linux Application
Installed by Default
Windows Application
Driver Manager Yes Device Manager
GParted Yes Disk Management
Htop NO (No, it is exclusive to Linux)
Software Manager Yes Microsoft Store
Task Manager Yes Windows Task Manager
Terminal Yes Command Prompt
Timeshift Yes System Restore
Update Manager Yes Windows Update Manager

Best Software in Linux

All software list we provided here is the best Linux application specially for Linux Mint and already tested by our team for a daily use.